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Hollins College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Hollins University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.2%
Admission Difficulty for Hollins University
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Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Hollins College and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,311 out of 3,244 applicants were admitted making Hollins College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Hollins University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Hollins University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hollins College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Hollins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Hollins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hollins University?

Hollins University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hollins University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >81%
1185 to 1300 Avg + 71%-81%
1070 to 1185 Avg - 59%-71%
955 to 1070 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 955 Low <46%
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Hollins College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Hollins University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Hollins University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hollins College?

Admission data indicates that Hollins College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hollins University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hollins University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >81%
26 to 30 Avg + 71%-81%
22 to 26 Avg - 59%-71%
18 to 22 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 18 Low <46%
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Hollins College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Hollins University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Hollins College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hollins University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hollins College accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hollins University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

54% of Hollins University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hollins University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Hollins University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,244 0 3,244
Accepted 2,311 0 2,311
Acceptance Rate 71% ? 71%
Enrolled 185 0 185
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% ? 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
80

Applicants have 80 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hollins University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hollins University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hollins University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hollins University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232308 IPEDS survey data for Hollins University.

FAQs

Does Hollins University prefer SAT or ACT?

77% of students submit their SAT scores to Hollins College. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hollins University?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Hollins College. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hollins University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1300. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hollins University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 30. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.